by Dannielle Cresp on January 11, 2012
[Warning: Image Heavy Post]
I was cleaning our family bookshelf last weekend and I came across some treasures that have lasted through the years. This book I’m about to share some of the pages of with you was a Christmas present to my Dad in 1971. The book was published by Australian Universities Press in 1970.
I was quite fascinated to see how Australia was portrayed back then and I thought you might enjoy it too! Here’s a quick trip back through time:
Australia: The Island Continent in colour
The inside cover
The A.CT. Including what used to be Federal Parliament and the futuristic looking Science dome that still exists today.
Queensland with some ladies ‘Enjoying tropical fruit’
The Great Barrier Reef
Orange picking in Griffith
The Moomba Festival, Melbourne
The Melbourne Skyline at night – This has changed so much no one in my family can work out where it was taken or what part of Melbourne it’s taken of.
Yacht’s on Sydney Harbour
The Australian Television Industry – look at them filming with no shirts on on the edge of a cliff!!
Collins Street, Melbourne - There aren’t any trees on this street anymore
I thought it was interesting to see how things have changed in 40+ years. That last picture looks like it could have been from a Barbie magazine!
Do you have anything like this hidden in your bookshelves?